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Join Together

Join Together may have only come second in the Becher Chase in December 2012 but if that race had been two feet longer he would have won it. His reserve speed at the end was nothing short of remarkable and if he was able to bring that to Aintree…

Harry The Viking

Champion trainer Paul Nicholls brought a trio of horses to the 2013 Grand National, of which the Alex Ferguson owned Harry The Viking was one. At eight years old, it was unlikely that he was the main hope for a Nicholls back-to-back win but…

Jacob Vying For Back To Back Wins

Back to back victories are not a regular occurrence in the Grand National but winning jockey Daryl Jacob is going to give it everything he has to make that particular dream come true as he partners the Paul Nicholls trained Join Together on…

Join Together Prep Race Doesn't Go To Plan

Ready and willing to fill the void left by Neptune Collonges, Join Together looks like Paul Nicholls' best hope of achieving back-to-wins in the Grand National and the prep race he was aimed at was the Grimthorpe Chase at Doncaster last Saturday.…

Join Together Preps At Doncaster

Join Together, one of three entries by Champion Trainer Paul Nicholls for the 2013 Grand National looks certain to have his prep race at Doncaster tomorrow. He is currently Nicholls' best chance at landing back-to-back wins in the Grand…

Tidal Bay Continues Winning Ways

A few weeks ago, on our Grand National facebook page, I joked about the chances of Tidal Bay winning the 2013 Grand National to which some of our friends comprehensively shot me down telling me he didn't have a chance in hell and for all of…

Neptune Collonges Canters To Victory

He may have retired after his epic performance in the 2012 Grand National but Neptune Collonges is still a winner in the horsey world where, in a quieter change of pace, he is now a dressage horse - and a winner at that! The Paul Nicholls…

A Tribute To The Great Kauto Star

Having announced that the magnificent Kauto Star was going to be retired, I can only imagine that Champion Trainer Paul Nicholls has been absolutely inundated with requests for interviews, photocalls and visits to Ditcheat. Kauto Star, who…

Neptune Collonges

Neptune Collonges began his career in 2005 and quickly won two races, most notably the Grade 2 William Hill Winter Novices' Hurdle at Sandown. Neptune Collonges raced six times in 2006. He won two races at the beginning and a third at end of…